Mariah Carey botches New Year show in lip-sync meltdown

Mariah Carey suffered humiliation in front of millions of people after a series of technical glitches during her New Year gig in New York’s Times Square. The global megastar’s live televised performance of Emotions was disastrous from the outset as she complained about being unable to hear her backing track and barely sang a note. She gave up quickly, shrugging, and telling the Manhattan crowd of one million and the huge TV audience: “Well, Happy New Year.”

S*** happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.

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She gave up entirely as her pre-recorded vocal continued and at one point appeared frustrated as she turned her back to the audience and walked towards the back of the stage. As the music cut out, she attempted to put on a brave face and said “It just don’t get any better” before leaving the stage. The cameras then cut back to ABC host Ryan Seacrest, who said: “Mariah Carey there, on our stage.”